UN chemical arms chief heads to Damascus next week

The head of a UN chemical weapons investigation team, Ake Sellstrom of Sweden, heads to Damascus next week to discuss his probe into allegations that chemical arms have been used in Syria's two-year civil war, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday.


UN disarmament chief Angela Kane will accompany Sellstrom on the visit, which is taking place at the invitation of the Syrian government, U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said. Sellstrom and Kane will be meeting with the Syrian foreign minister and technical experts, UN officials say. (Reuters)